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Barriers to Political Analysis in Aid Bureaucracies: From Principle to Practice in DFID and the World Bank

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  • Yanguas, Pablo
  • Hulme, David
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    Politics has become a central concern in development discourse, and yet the use of political analysis as a means for greater aid effectiveness remains limited and contested within development agencies. This article uses qualitative data from two governance “leaders” – the United Kingdom Department for International Development and the World Bank – to analyze the administrative hurdles facing the institutionalization of political analysis in aid bureaucracies. We find that programing, management, and training practices across headquarters and country offices remain largely untouched by a political analysis agenda which suffers from its identification with a small cross-national network of governance professionals.

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    Volume (Year): 74 (2015)
    Issue (Month): C ()
    Pages: 209-219

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:74:y:2015:i:c:p:209-219
    DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2015.05.009
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